click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

List of The Hobbit characters

This article describes all named characters appearing in J. R. R. Tolkien's book The Hobbit. Creatures as collectives are not included. Characters are categorized by race. Spelling and point of view are given as from The Hobbit. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End, the protagonist and titular hobbit of the story. Bungo Baggins, Bilbo's father. Belladonna Took, Bilbo's mother; the Old Took, Bilbo's maternal grandfather. Chubb and Burrowes, auctioneers managing the liquidation of Bilbo's effects; the Sackville-Bagginses, “cousins” to Bilbo. They arranged an auction to dispose of Bilbo's effects. Bilbo returned during the auction, upsetting the plans the Sackville-Bagginses had for moving into his fine hobbit-hole. Bilbo suspected them of making off with some of his silver spoons. Bullroarer Took, a historical figure mentioned as Bilbo's great great grand-uncle, he led the defence against the goblins of Mount Gram and is purported to have knocked the goblin leader Golfimbul's head off with a blow from his club, sending it flying into a rabbit hole.

Gandalf, the mastermind behind The Hobbit's quest. Radagast, a wizard mentioned as a "cousin" of Gandalf. Dáin, second cousin to Thorin, comes to the aid of Thorin's Company at the Battle of Five Armies with a company of several hundred dwarves. Thorin's company consisted of the following 13 dwarves, their quest was joined by Bilbo Baggins and by the wizard Gandalf. The Royal House of DurinThorin Oakenshield and the two sons of his sister: Thorin Oakenshield, leader of the company and hereditary claimant of the kingdom of the Lonely Mountain, he possessed the longest beard in the company, wore a gold belt and a sky-blue hood with a large silver tassel. Thorin played the harp. Fili, who with his brother Kili was the youngest dwarf in the company and therefore useful for his keen eyesight, he grew a yellow beard. Kili, who with his brother Fili was the youngest dwarf in the company and therefore useful for his keen eyesight, he grew a yellow beard. Four of Thorin's third-cousins – two pairs of brothers: Balin.

Older brother to Dwalin, he had a white beard. Bilbo and Balin became good friends. Dwalin. Younger brother to Balin, he wore a dark green hood and a golden belt, had a blue beard tucked into the belt, like his brother Balin, he played viol, he was the first of the dwarves. Oin. Brother to Gloin, he wore a brown hood, he and Gloin were charged with starting the campfires. Gloin. Brother to Oin, he wore a white hood, he and Oin were charged with starting the campfires. Gloin doubted Bilbo at the start of the quest. Three dwarves, he wore a purple hood. Dori was tasked with carrying Bilbo in the goblin tunnels, he played the flute. Nori, he wore a purple hood. He played the flute. Ori, he wore a grey hood. He played the flute. Three dwarves "descended from the Dwarves of Moria but were not of Durin's line":Bifur. Cousin to Bofur and Bombur, he played clarinet. Bofur. Brother to Bombur and cousin to Bifur, he played clarinet. Bombur, whose primary traits were his fatness and his sympathy for Bilbo's plights, he wore a pale green hood.

Elrond, master of Rivendell, the Last Homely House East of the Sea. The Hobbit calls him an elf-friend rather than an elf, one "who had both elves and heroes of the North for ancestors." The Elvenking, king of the Mirkwood Elves. He held the dwarves captive, they were freed by Bilbo. Galion, the butler of the Elvenking's halls, whose fondness for wine enables Bilbo and the dwarves to escape. Bard the Bowman, an archer of Lake-town who slew Smaug. Heir of Girion. Beorn the "skin-changer", master of the Carrock, able to take the form of a bear, he fought against the goblins at the Battle of Five Armies along with the men and dwarves. Beorn may not have been a man. In The Lord of the Rings, they refer to his kind as Beornings; the Master of Lake-town, a grasping politician who met his end starving in the wilderness with the wealth he plundered from his own people after the destruction of Lake-town. He is not named explicitly but had the nickname "Moneybags". Tom, one of the three trolls who captured the members of the Company.

The trolls argued over how to prepare their captives for eating, goaded on by the impersonating voice of Gandalf. They argued until dawn. Bert, one of the three trolls who captured the members of the Company. William, one of the three trolls who captured the members of the Company. Gollum, a creature left to mystery in The Hobbit, he lived alone deep under the Misty Mountains on an island in a cold lake. He lost his magic ring, which Bilbo found, engaged Bilbo in a riddle game in order to stall for time. Bilbo escaped with the ring. In The Lord of the Rings it is revealed that Gollum is a degenerate hobbit of great age whose name was Sméagol; the Necromancer, a shadowy evil character mentioned in Th

Botanischer Garten Bielefeld

The Botanischer Garten Bielefeld is a municipal botanical garden located beside the southeast edge of the Teutoburger Wald at Am Kahlenberg 16, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is open daily without charge; the garden was established in 1912 on one hectare. It was enlarged in 1914-1915 with the installation of the alpine garden containing about 500 different plant species, in 1925-1927 enlarged again by a further 2.5 hectares to the west for its rhododendron collection. By 1952 it contained about 3000 species. Today the garden contains about 2500 plant varieties, its highlights include a rhododendron and azalea collection, alpine garden and herb garden, heather garden, flora of the Buchenwald region, a half-timbered house dating from 1823. List of botanical gardens in Germany Botanischer Garten Bielefeld Map pamphlet

Tallberg Bridges

The Tallberg Bridges consist of three railway bridges that cross the Öre River at Slätforsen, about 4 km from Nyåker, Nordmaling Municipality in Sweden. They are part of the Northern Main Line through upper Norrland. One of the bridges has been rebuilt for road traffic; the three bridges show. The oldest bridge is a steel truss bridge built in 1891, now a road bridge; the concrete bridge from 1919 has been declared a historic monument. The first bridge was built to allow the rail line to head north; as the power of steam locomotives increased, a sturdier bridge was needed. A reinforced concrete structure was built in 140m downstream, towering 90m over the river; the third and final bridge was built of steel and concrete, opening in 1994. It is 338m long, the longest bridge on the rail line; this bridge is a steel truss bridge, with four suspended parabolic trusses, for a total span of 164m. It now serves as the road bridge over the river. Completed in 1919, this bridge has four arches; when built, it was the longest concrete span for rail traffic.

Completed in 1994, it is used for rail traffic. Composed of six sections, the bridge was built with concrete and steel

Bangall, New York

Bangall is a hamlet in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The community is 6.2 miles north of Millbrook. Bangall has a post office with ZIP code 12506, which opened on August 8, 1851. Bangall lies in the Town of Stanford, created from the Town of Washington in 1793. According to local lore, the hamlet's name derives from a Yankee tinker passing through the settlement, harassed by some youths who went so far as to strike the tinker's horse in the head, killing it. To this the tinker is supposed to have responded, "Well, this does bang all!" A phrase that circulated until it stuck. Among the early settlers were the Sutherlands, who are recorded in 1815. Early mills were powered by water from a tributary of the Wappingers Creek; the First Baptist Church was established in the members having emigrated from Massachusetts. Elder Comer Bullock rode a circuit that included Rhinebeck, Hudson, a number of other places. In 1867, surveyors for the Dutchess and Columbia Railroad discovered that the line would go through the church.

The railroad made a donation sufficient to allow the congregation to build a new church about half a mile south of the original. The Second Baptist Church was founded in 1860; the Methodist Episcopal Church, erected in 1843, was established through the generosity of Leonard Winans, who donated the lumber, much of it hauled from Poughkeepsie. He provided free board to the carpenters; until about 1860 it was a joint pastorate with the church in Pine Plains, when it became a shared pastorate with the church in Milan. The postmaster during President Lincoln's first term was John Bullis; the hamlet of Bangall developed as a railroad stop on the Dutchess and Columbia Railroad, which ran from Dutchess Junction to the Connecticut state line. Thus, the hamlet was a source of supplies for the farmers in the surrounding area. In 1876, the Dutchess and Columbis became the Newburgh and Columbia, locally known as the "Never Did and Couldn't". In 1882, Bangall had a population of 154; the village had one hotel.

Lawyer Daniel W. Guernsey served with the Washington Grays. Edward Ham, who served in the 5th New York Heavy Artillery, ran a harness shop. Colby and Marvin ran the blacksmith shop

Peak 100

The Peak 100 was a side-by-side two-seat high performance sailplane, featuring a steel-framed fuselage, designed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s. Only one was built; the Peak 100 was designed by Harry Midwood of the Bedford Sailplane Design Group and the only prototype was built by Peak Sailplanes at Chapel-en-le-Frith in Derbyshire. Seating two side-by-side, it was intended to be suitable for training at elementary and advanced levels and to have a performance high enough for competitions; the Peak 100 had a cantilever, shoulder-mounted, long-span wing of thick section and straight tapered plan, constructed in three parts with a 28 ft centre section and a pair of 16 ft outer panels. It was built around two spruce spars with birch plywood webs and had stressed birch ply skin back to the rear spar, with fabric covering behind; the outer panels carried fabric-covered, long span, aerodynamically balanced ailerons and a pair of DFS-type spoilers which extended above and below the wing were mounted on the centre section rear spar.

The fuselage of the Peak 100 had a welded steel tube structure, fabric covered apart from glass fibre nose and centre section fairings. Details of the steel structure were designed by Aviation and Engineering Projects Ltd and the wide, forward-sliding, one-piece canopy was made by English Electric; the original nose was blunt and rounded. An all-moving tailpane was mounted at the base of the fin; the tailplane was straight tapered on its trailing edge. It was fitted with trim tabs; the fin and horn-balanced rudder were straight edged apart from a rounded rudder top. Fin and rudder both had wooden structures, the former ply skinned and the latter fabric covered; the Peak 100's undercarriage was a little unusual in having two wheels in tandem rather than the more common monowheel plus skid arrangement. It was claimed. There was a small tailskid; the first flight had been expected in 1962 but was delayed until 5 February 1963, piloted by Harry Midwood. This took place from Bedfordshire. Bad weather prevented much flying and so the aircraft went back to Peak Sailplanes for a lengthening and lowering of the nose, giving it a more pointed look.

Serious testing resumed at Long Mynd, ongoing in August. It received its BGA certificate of airworthiness no. BGA 1140. Early in its testing programme the Peak 100 made its first competitive appearance at the 1963 National Gliding Championships at Lasham. Two-seaters were not expected to perform as well as the more numerous single-seaters and both the Peak and the Slingsby Capstan finished well down the rankings. Despite early plans for production at two separate factories, the prototype was the only Peak 100 built. Data from British Gliders and Sailplanes 1922-1970General characteristics Crew: one Capacity: one passenger Length: 27 ft 7 in Wingspan: 60 ft 0 in Aspect ratio: 15 Gross weight: 1,250 lb Performance Rate of sink: 140 ft/min Minimum at 41 mph Lift-to-drag: 29.5 at 46 mph maximum

List of Justices of the Idaho Supreme Court

Following is a list of Justices of the Idaho Supreme Court. Idaho was made a territory on March 4, 1863, the first justices of the Territorial Supreme Court were appointed by President Abraham Lincoln. Following statehood in 1890, the state constitution provided for three justices. By an amendment in 1919, the number was increased and fixed at five, composed of a chief justice and four associate justices, which commenced in January 1921 and remains the present size of the court; the first female justice on the court was Linda Copple Trout, she was first appointed in 1992 and served as chief justice. Cathy Silak was appointed the following year and was elected to the court in 1994, being the first woman to be elected to Idaho Supreme Court. Silak served through 2000, suffering the only election defeat for an incumbent on the court since 1944. Following the retirement of Trout in 2007, the court was all-male until the election of Robyn Brody in November 2016. Chief Justices of the Idaho Territorial Court Sidney Edgerton Silas Woodson John R. McBride Thomas J. Bowers David Noggle M. E. Hollister Williams G. Thompson J. T. Morgan James B. Hays Hugh W. Weir James H. Beatty Beginning in 1983, the Chief Justice was determined by an election among the five justices of the court.

The position rotated to the justice with the least amount of time remaining in his term. ^ defeated in statewide election: Dunlap, Silak Idaho State Historical Society listing of justices from 1890–1993 Idaho Blue Book – 2013–14 – Judicial branch